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Top rated unpleasantly surprising movies that are also superb

Check out today’s highest ranked unpleasantly surprising and superb movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are unpleasantly surprising and superb, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country. Maimovie provides context-aware recommendation based on extensive data gathered and analyzed by AI.

Last Update Feb 22 2021

1 Into the Wild (2007)

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

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2007-09-11 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    society in general
  2. Ranked #1 for
    soulful acting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    high-minded

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2 Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Info

2002-08-02 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.6

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    banal dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    increasing tension
  3. Ranked #1 for
    chilling thrills

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3 Gone Girl (2014)

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Info

2014-10-01 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck

Rating

rating icon 7.9

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly fake
  2. Ranked #1 for
    full of twists and turns
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tying up loose end

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4 The Village (2004)

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.

Info

2004-07-30 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix

Rating

rating icon 6.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    posing questions
  2. Ranked #1 for
    beautifully composed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    shocking twist

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5 The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Info

1980-05-20 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Rating

rating icon 8.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more substance
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most chilling
  3. Ranked #1 for
    instant classic

Trailer

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6 Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict

Info

2005-09-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rating

rating icon 7.8

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    profound effect
  2. Ranked #1 for
    blinkered
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eventually falling in love

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7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.

Info

2006-07-06 | Adventure / Fantasy

Cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.3

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pure entertainment
  2. Ranked #1 for
    nothing short of breathtaking
  3. Ranked #1 for
    roguish

Trailer

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8 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

Info

2015-12-15 | Action / Adventure

Cast

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

Rating

rating icon 7.4

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    mystical story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    blown away
  3. Ranked #1 for
    breakneck speed

Trailer

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9 United 93 (2006)

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Info

2006-04-28 | Drama / History

Cast

J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams

Rating

rating icon 7.1

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    realistic depiction
  2. Ranked #1 for
    riveting finish
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cast of mostly unknown actors

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10 Super 8 (2011)

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Info

2011-06-08 | Thriller / Science Fiction

Cast

Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning

Rating

rating icon 6.7

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    various plots
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lacking originality
  3. Ranked #2 for
    flowing nicely

Trailer

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